Comprehensive review of current methods of management and evaluation of the motor disorders of cerebral palsy.
- Features the whole range of orthopaedic surgical procedures with commentary on each
- Reviews the current epidemiology in the subject, offering perspective on prevention
- Provides tables of gross motor performance to assess the measure of effectiveness of physical therapy
- Describes methods of management, including: assistive technology, selective posterior rootlet rhizotomy, Botulinum toxin intramuscular injections and intrathecal Baclofen.
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PREFACE TO THE FIRST MAC KEITH PRESS EDITION xi
PREFACE TO THE NEW EDITION xiii
1. CLASSIFICATION, EPIDEMIOLOGY AND ETIOLOGY 1
2. PHYSICIAN’S NEUROLOGICAL AND ORTHOPAEDIC ASSESSMENT 21
3. SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS AND INVESTIGATIONS 47
4. NEUROBIOLOGY 78
5. PROGNOSIS AND STRUCTURAL CHANGES 98
6. GOALS, TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT 120
7. SPASTIC HEMIPLEGIA 212
8. SPASTIC DIPLEGIA 258
9. TOTAL BODY INVOLVEMENT 344
'In summary, Orthopaedic Management in Cerebral Palsy is a well-written and comprehensive textbook that focuses on all issues related to orthopedic management in children with cerebral palsy. It is one of the best examples of a textbook that summarizes accumulative thinking on a complex subject. This type of book could be kept on the nightstand for several months and read from cover to cover or kept readily available on the bookshelf at the office for use as a comprehensive reference. Certainly the second edition beautifully complements and updates what has become a classic orthopedic textbook. Although admittedly geared toward orthopedic surgeons, it should likewise be in the personal libraries of those physicians who participate in multidisciplinary clinics and who want to understand and appreciate the rationale of proposed orthopedic care. This welcome update will ensure that Orthopaedic Management in Cerebral Palsy will remain a classic for years to come.'
James J. McCarthy, JAMA, 2009